Vaux, Marc (26 of 76).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2000-09-13, 2003-02-06, 2003-02-27, 2003-03-27, 2003-06-26, 2003-10-15, 2003-11-05

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    Interviewee's studio, London

  • Interviewees

    Vaux, Marc, 1932- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

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    Part 26: Tape 14: Side A: Marc Vaux [MV] comments on the Brendan Neiland exhibition at the Redfern Gallery; comments on his work and on him as a person; mentions meeting him on several occasions at Gwyther Irwin’s. Comments on Gilbert and George.. MV describes Bridget Riley in the early days; mentions Victor Vasarely and Peter Sedgley; mentions Riley used to work for J. Walter Thompson; recalls going to Riley’s house for drinks; Riley borrowed one of MV’s paintings, ‘Atticus’; on her business sense; on what MV thought of Riley’s work and her shows; MV went to all of her shows. Recalls conversations with Bill Turnbull about colour and art. Mentions John Copnall. Discussion about artists’ homes – the need to live on a “building site” or unfinished home; on sense of space and light, both artificial and non-artificial in an artist’s studio.

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